What could possibly be more COUNTRY than a
Punched Tin Paneled Cabinet,
complete with hanging cast iron skillets
and topped with antique stoneware jugs, old
Duraglas Pyrex, Knox and Ball canning jars?
Of course, my ever so crafty husband did all the carpentry
while I did all of the metal cutting and
punching, punching, and more PUNCHING.
Kidding aside, I really did enjoy doing this project, but
after about the third panel into it, with nine more to go,
my ADD/ADHD / very little patience / ready to get it done / boredom with the same project started to set in.
I love projects that produce quick results
with little invested time (is there even such a thing?)
Not exactly what punching 12 panels gets you
but neither does cross stitching, nor quilting,
nor many of the other crafts I love to do.
It's been so long since we built this cabinet, I don't
remember the name of the design, Dresden, I think.
I was so exhausted from punching the top twelve,
and SO ready to be done with the project,
that I opted to skip punching the bottom doors and
got creative with leftover wallpaper and border.
The top set houses our food items and the bottom holds
my most used pots and pans, skillets and lids.
Not bad for a couple of DIY-ers!
**Added Note: I got the pattern from a
picture in a magazine I fell in love with.
I had to use the zoom and brightness
buttons on the copier to get it
the needed size, then made 12 copies.
PLUS I do plan on punching the same design
for my pine hutch cabinet doors, that are 11x14.
The pine cabinet sits directly to the right of this cabinet.
One of it's glass inserts in one of the top
doors broke, not long after we moved it into
this house. The tin panels that are in it now shows
too much of my "beginner" punching mess ups...
so, I won't be posting a pick of that ;/
Now, YOU go PUNCH something!